Rosemary Ogedengbe is a Nigerian counsellor and certified CBT therapist. She has almost two decades of experience, helping troubled children and their families to find hope, healing and a new lease of life. She uses evidence based treatments (EBTs) to help children and adolescents to resolve developmental trauma and other psychological problems resulting from child sexual abuse.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Education (BA.Ed.), a Master’s degree (M.ED.) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in guidance and Counselling from the University of Lagos. She later trained and became certified as a CBT therapist at the ADI Counselling School. She has designed and facilitated workshops on child sexual abuse prevention for several child protection organisations, including the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She has authored several books, five of which are on child sexual abuse prevention. She currently consults as the lead child psychotherapist at the Cece Yara Foundation where she provides psychotherapy for survivors of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members. She is a member of the Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Africa Network of Professional Counsellors (ANEPCO), the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP) and a member of the Nigerian Chapter of ISSUP. In recognition of her expertise and outstanding contributions to society through her counselling services, she was awarded in August 2021, with the CASSON National Presidential Award for Meritorious Service. She is also a recipient of other several awards, including the Woman of Merit Gold Award (WMGA) 2005 by the People States and Resource ( PSR) Magazine. She is the founder of Best Life Scaffolding Schools and Rapha Counselling Concepts, her private practice platform.
She is passionate about young people and she wakes up every morning with young people on her mind. She believes that children should be protected and deserve to be happy. She has an insatiable passion to help troubled children become happy again.
For more information about Rosemary and her work with children and adolescents, please, visit www.raphacounsellingnigeria.com.